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Microsoft® Office® Professional 2013 Plain & Simple by Katherine Murray

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Preparing a mail merge

You might have heard that mail merge in Word isn’t for the faint-hearted, but the steps are actually simple if you follow the basic process.

Start a mail merge

  1. Click the Mailings tab.

  2. Click Start Mail Merge.

    A list of mail merge options appears.

  3. Click the type of merge project that you want to create.

    You can choose to create a merge letter, email message, envelopes, labels, or a directory.

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Enter your recipient list

  1. On the Mailings tab, click Select Recipients.

  2. Click Type A New List.

    The New Address List appears.

  3. Type the data you want to use in the merge in the fields provided. Press the Tab key to move ...

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